Folks who have been holding out from getting a Windows Phone device because their favorite app wasn’t available on the platform have one app less to wait for now. Whatsapp, the popular multi-platform messaging app has finally arrived on Windows Phone 7. Available on multiple platforms such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Symbian, the app allows users to message each other using data instead of regular texts. This means no exorbitant costs especially if users like to text friends and family who aren’t in the country, as using data to send messages is pretty cheap and not to mention free at times (public WiFi etc).
It’s taken awhile to arrive but it’s here now, and it turns out that Mango was the key all along. Whatsapp is now available for folks with the Windows Phone Mango update on their devices – so non-Mango users will just have to wait for the update in order to download the app from the Windows Phone Marketplace.